The persistently liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals surprisingly ruled in favor of the Second Amendment recently by striking down California’s ban on “high capacity” firearm magazines (whatever “high capacity” means).

National Review reports that Judge Kenneth Lee stated that “even well intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster.” They referred to the phrase “high capacity” as “linguistic gamesmanship,” once again refuting the description of common defensive firearms by progressives as weapons of war.

This is a good start in a state where “half of all magazines in America are now unlawful to own.” It’s high time that politicians and media began describing firearms as what they are, rather than ignorantly or intentionally describing them as what they think they are.

Terrence K. O’Leary

Avon Park